September 11, 2013 at 04:00 PM EDT

Need a reason not to budge from your couch until December? How about 119 of them?

That’s how many new and returning shows EW features in our annual Fall TV Preview issue, a smorgasbord of scoop covering networks, cable, and beyond (the Internet — it’s a thing!). Here’s what you can expect to find inside:

• A list of the season’s best new shows, as chosen by EW’s TV critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz. Hints: One’s a period piece, one’s an expert exercise in awkwardness, one has a familiar premise and a magnetic lead, two are unorthodox cop shows, and the last is an action series as ambitious as it is highly punctuated.

• A story that begins with this sentence: “Andrew Lincoln is stabbing the head of a zombie over and over again.”

• Andy Samberg explaining how producers sold him on Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s lead role: “They said, ‘We want you to be the lead detective. He’s a hotshot, but he’s kind of immature and sweaty.’ I was like, ‘I’m listening…'”

• Scoop on how some of last season’s biggest cliffhangers will be resolved, including those on New Girl, The Good Wife, and How I Met Your Mother

• Intel on what happens after the world discovers Olivia and Fitz’s affair on Scandal

• A double interview of The CW’s buzziest hotties: Stephen Amell (Arrow) and his cousin, Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People)

• A handy flowchart guide to new comedies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo

• Jonathan Rhys Meyers explaining why he always plays creeps — and how his Dracula will be different from the rest: “I wanted to avoid all the supernaturality of him f—ing turning into a bat and stuff like that.”

• Plus, we preview Hostages, Mom, American Horror Story: Coven, The Blacklist, Homeland, The Michael J. Fox Show, and much, much more!

 For our full Fall TV Preview, pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday, Sept. 13.

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